Danny Tan wrote:
>The best one, in my opinion, got to be Martha Argerich live recording in
>1994 together with Claudio Abbado conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker.
>(Deutsche Grammophon 449-816-2).
Ah, I haven't said anything and have been just reading, but that one is
my own favorite way beyond the other ones she did (for my taste) because
although I just have never really liked this work much, she finds all kinds
of beauties in it I'd never heard before. And, above all, it's almost a
chamber-music like performance, with fire. She and Abbado play as if they
were two instruments playing to each other and the statement- response
sections are just beautifully done. Real communication instead of soloist
For any of you who got tired of this piece a long time ago, I highly
recommend it unless you are drawn primarily to musicians who keep a steady
equalized rhythm above all. There is a lot of rubato in this, though
they're of one mind in it. Beautiful performance.
In the car I played it for a friend who does not particularly enjoy
Argerich, but when I wouldn't say who it was and intimated it might be
someone new, the response was "Who is it?? How can anyone play like this?
Listen to that. Omigod. Incredible lightness, " which is true, in the
midst of the flurry of notes. Never just notes either.
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